Taking the First Step
- Application Deadline
- Deposit Due
Round 1Application Deadline
October 4, 2023Notification
December 6, 2023Deposit Due
January 24, 2024
Round 2Application Deadline
January 8, 2024
We encourage candidates interested in scholarships or the One-Year MBA to apply by Round 2 for full consideration.Notification
March 20, 2024Deposit Due
April 3, 2024
Round 3Application Deadline
March 6, 2024Notification
March 27, 2024Deposit Due
April 10, 2024
How to Apply
Goizueta requires that all MBA applicants complete our application in full to be reviewed for admission.
It is not necessary to complete your MBA application in one sitting. Until you are ready to submit, you may access it from any computer using the username and password that you create when you begin.
Join us for a multi-week guided journey to completing your Full-Time MBA application. Getting It Done 101 virtual prep sessions break down each step of the application process into manageable steps to be completed each week of the program. Participants will have access to exclusive virtual sessions with admissions staff. Weekly attendance is encouraged, but not mandatory. Each session will be recorded and shared with all participants. Candidates who have already completed parts of their application are eligible to participate. The program will be offered prior to each Round Deadline.
We require a $175 application fee from all MBA applicants.
U.S. Military service members and veterans will receive an automatic application fee waiver generated upon submission of the application. Forte MBA Launchers, current Peace Corps Volunteers and Teach for America employees are exempt from the application fee and must email us to request a fee waiver. Do not submit an application fee if you meet the criteria, we are unable to process a reimbursement or issue retroactive waivers.
If you do not meet the criteria above for an automatic application fee waiver, you may be interested in participating in our Getting It Done 101 application workshops. All participants in these workshops receive an application fee waiver. Workshops are offered for each MBA program before each round deadline. Visit the Getting It Done 101 web page to learn more and to register for an upcoming session.
MBA applicants to Goizueta Business School are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Valid MCAT or LSAT scores will also be accepted.
Official score reports must be sent to Goizueta Business School directly from the testing service. The standardized test score requirement can be met by entering your test scores on the application and uploading your unofficial score report. It can take several weeks for official test scores to reach our office. Official test scores must be submitted to receive an admission decision. Both GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years from the examination date. If you have taken the tests multiple times, please submit all of your scores.
You are encouraged to take the GMAT or GRE early in your MBA application process so that if you do not perform as well as you would like, you have the ability to retake the exam prior to any deadlines.
Full-Time MBA Test Waiver Process
Goizueta Business School provides applicants the opportunity to request a waiver from the standardized test requirement for applications to the Full-Time MBA programs. The test waiver is for candidates who can show evidence they are prepared for graduate-level business coursework based on their academic background and work experience. We encourage applicants to be thoughtful about requesting a waiver. A standardized test score can help candidates present their best application.
To apply for a test waiver, complete the Test Waiver Application and submit all supporting documents. Decisions are released within approximately 10 to 14 business days.
Recommended Waiver Request Deadlines
|Application Round||Test Waiver Deadline||Application Deadline|
|Round 1||September 15, 2022||October 5, 2022|
|Round 2||December 15, 2022||January 9, 2023|
|Round 3||February 15, 2023||One-Year: March 8, 2023|
A one- or two-page résumé containing your employment and education background must be uploaded to your MBA application. The employment section on the résumé should include locations, titles, and dates, starting with your most recent job. The education section should include dates of attendance and degrees received.
We accept a scanned copy of your university transcripts for evaluative purposes. We do not accept records that you have downloaded for personal use. Acceptable documents must include the university/college name, your name, degree conferred with date (if applicable), grade point average and all courses with grades received. We require transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.
If you are admitted to the Goizueta MBA program you will be required to submit official transcripts at the time of your enrollment deposit. Please plan ahead.
The essays are an important part of your MBA application because they give you the opportunity to tell the MBA Admissions Committee more about yourself...to go beyond your resume bullet points and share more of your story. Please complete all the required essays below and follow the word limits provided. Your essays should be written in 10- or 12-point, Arial font and double-spaced; please do not include the essay title on the page. Upload your essay answers, numbered and in order, as one pdf document.
Post-MBA Career Goals
Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience, and personal attributes aligned with these goals? (300 word limit)
Leadership in Business
The business school is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who led the organization for 16 years, extending its global reach, quadrupling consumption, building brand responsibility, creating unprecedented shareholder wealth, and demonstrating a commitment to values and positive impact on society. Roberto Goizueta's core values guide us in educating principled leaders to have a positive influence on business and society. Provide a specific example of your leadership and explain what you learned about yourself through the experience. (300 word limit)
What are you looking to gain from Goizueta's MBA degree and how do you see yourself contributing to the Goizueta community? (200 word limit)
Telling your story in the written essays is an important part of the application process, but we also want to hear you tell some of your story. The video essay lets every MBA candidate talk to the MBA Admissions Committee and we enjoy getting to know you through the "small talk" questions.
If there is an important part of your story missing from your MBA application (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic probation issues), please use this section to provide a brief explanation. Please use bullets if you need to address more than one topic.(200 word limit)
As part of the MBA application, we require two letters of recommendation. We prefer that these recommendations are professional in nature. Please be thoughtful when selecting your recommenders, and make sure that you choose at least one person who knows you well in your current position such as a direct supervisor, project manager, or client. Your recommender should be able to answer the following questions about you:
- Please indicate to which group you are comparing this candidate (e.g., co-worker, MBA graduate, etc.)
- What characteristics or attributes best describe the applicant?
- In what area is the applicant most exceptional?
- In what area(s) does the applicant need improvement? Describe the applicant's awareness of these areas and response to constructive feedback.
- How would you describe the applicant's interpersonal skills and the impression they make in meetings, presentations, or other interactions? Is the applicant effective when working in a team?
As part of the online MBA application, you will have the option of sending your recommendation requests in the form of an online survey. You may send the recommendation request through the online application at any time by entering their contact information, including their email address, and clicking the box that says, "Send to recommender." Goizueta Business School also accepts the GMAC Common Recommendation Form in lieu of our own recommendation form. Please enter your recommender information into our online application and advise your recommender to attach the GMAC recommendation as prompted without filling out our form.
On-Campus & Virtual Interviews
Interviews are by invitation only, after review of a completed application. Submit all required MBA application materials in order to be considered.
Interviews are an important part of the MBA admission process. All students who are admitted to our MBA programs have been interviewed. The admissions interview offers you the opportunity to explain more in depth your educational and career experiences to date, and to elaborate on your post-MBA career plans. The interviewer is interested in both your professional accomplishments as well as your leadership and community achievements. The interview is similar to a professional job interview, and as such you should dress in business attire and bring an updated copy of your résumé. Interviews last approximately 30 minutes.
Goizueta Business School expects all students to possess strong communication skills in English.
You are not required to submit an English Language Test Score if your undergraduate degree is from an institution in which English is the language of instruction AND you work in a country where commerce is generally conducted in English (for example: India, Pakistan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Ghana, Nigeria, and Uganda). No TOEFL waiver is required, please do not request one.
For all other applicants whose native language is not English, we require the TOEFL exam (recommended score of 100 IBT or higher), the IELTS (recommended score of 7.0 or higher), or Duolingo (recommended score of 120-125). We require official scores be sent directly from the testing agency and to be received by our office by the deadline of the round in which you are applying (estimated delivery time is 20 days from test date or date requested). Your application will remain incomplete until the scores are received; unofficial test-taker copies are not accepted.
English Language Test waiver may be requested if a candidate has:
- Spent at least 3 years in the U.S. studying toward completion of an undergraduate degree, OR
- Completed a graduate degree in the U.S. followed by at least 1 year of work in the U.S.
Requests for a waiver should be submitted in writing via email after you have submitted your MBA application. Please provide explanation in the body of your email to show how you meet the above requirements.
If you are re-applying within two years of your original MBA application, you are required to submit the information below. If more than two years have passed since your last application, you must complete all parts of the MBA admission application.
- Online MBA application and $175 re-application fee
- Updated résumé
- A new or updated recommendation
- Interview - It is not necessary for re-applicants who have completed an interview within the last year to interview again, but we strongly encourage you to do so.
- Video Essay
MBA applicants who have applied to Goizueta Business School in the past are required to answer the following questions:
- Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience and personal attributes aligned with these goals? (300 word limit)
- Explain how you have improved your candidacy for Goizueta Business School's MBA since your last application. (250 word limit)
Before beginning the application, review the helpful hints below.
After first creating an account, an email will be sent to the address you listed with an autogenerated password. This email is usually sent within five minutes of your registration. Please check your junk folder if you do not see the email. For assistance, you may email us.
Disable any Pop-up Blockers running on your computer when completing the online application. Pop-up Blockers may prevent you from creating an account and/or from logging back in once your account has been created. Browser: Our application is compatible with most browsers and devices. It works most optimally in Google Chrome.
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